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A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Miracle Drug’ That Reverses Heroin Overdoses Now Being Given To Patients Prescribed Opiates

Doctors call it a miracle drug that reverses heroin overdoses. Now drug prevention programs are giving it to families and friends of opiate users, just in case of an accidental overdose.

05/01/2014

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Oakland Woman Dies After Apparent Overdose While At Coachella

An Oakland woman has died in an apparent drug and-or alcohol related overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.

04/18/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Overdose Prompts UC Berkeley Co-Op To Go Drug Free

Next fall, UC Berkeley’s largest student cooperative will be a drug-free living space with an almost entirely new membership, the result of a massive settlement stemming from an overdose at the residence three years ago.

03/14/2014

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Phil Matier: Cal Reconsidering Hands-Off Policy With Student Co-Op After Overdose Settlement

A UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.

03/13/2014

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

New California Law Offering Immunity For Reporting Drug Overdoses

A new state law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 that may help save the lives of substance abusers: it offers immunity to users if they call 911 to help someone who has overdosed on drugs.

12/18/2012

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Sebastopol Teen Dies In Peru After Overdosing On Hallucinogen

The mother of a Sebastopol teen is grieving after her son’s body was found in Peru, where police say a shaman confessed to burying the 18-year-old after he ate an hallucinogenic plant.

09/14/2012

Dr. Lisa Tseng of Rowland Heights is accused of second-degree murder in the drug overdose deaths of three men, including Joey Rovero of San Ramon (CBS)

Doctor Faces Trial In Drug Deaths Of East Bay Man, 2 Others

A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died, including a college student from the Bay Area, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in the overdose deaths.

06/27/2012

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Murder Charges Filed Against California Doctor For 3 Overdose Deaths

One of three men who overdosed in 2009 was 21-year-old Joey Rovero, an Arizona State University student from San Ramon.

03/04/2012

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mom Sues Over Son’s Overdose At UC Berkeley Co-Op

The mother of a University of California, Berkeley student who suffered severe brain damage after a drug overdose on campus is suing the UC regents.

02/24/2012

14-year-old Takeimi Rao of Santa Rosa died during a slumber party last year of GHB poisoning. (Facebook)

Teen Who Died At Santa Rosa Sleepover Overdosed On ‘Date Rape’ Drug

A 14-year-old girl who was found dead in her bedroom the morning after a sleepover last summer died from drinking GHB, a so-called “date rape” drug, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

02/01/2012

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